Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.015
Licensing of facilities and health maintenance organizations

  • compliance with rules and standards


No person or governmental unit, acting severally or jointly with any other person or governmental unit, shall establish, conduct, maintain, manage or operate a health care facility or health maintenance organization, as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), in this state without a license.


Any health care facility or health maintenance organization which is in operation at the time of promulgation of any applicable rules or minimum standards under ORS 441.025 (License issuance) or 731.072 (“Certificate of authority,” “license”) shall be given a reasonable length of time within which to comply with such rules or minimum standards. [Amended by 1971 c.730 §4; 1973 c.840 §4; 1977 c.751 §19; 2003 c.14 §249; 2009 c.792 §37]

Notes of Decisions

By compelling doctors to review their competitors, Oregon has expressed policy to replace pure competition for purpose of determining whether peer-review activity is exempted from federal antitrust laws. Patrick v. Burget, 800 F2d 1498 (1986)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing of alcoholism facilities approved for state alcoholism grants by Mental Health Division, (1977) Vol 38, p 1533; regulation of hospitals licensed under this section which provide home health services, (1978) Vol 38, p 1783

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963


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